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No Blue Thing
Genres: New Age, Pop
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Another Ray Lynch classic. Excellent!
Harry Housley | Tennessee, USA | 06/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With Deep Breakfast having already become one of my favorite albums of all time, I was excited to see the release of No Blue Thing, purchasing the CD the very day it was released. I was apprehensive, wondering how Lynch could possibly create anything comparable to his previous masterpiece. When the title track began playing, I was more than impressed, feeling as if I had been reunited with an old friend. This artist conveys many moods in his music, from carefree joy and playfulness to a deep, contemplative reverence toward life. He again captures a wide scope of human emotions on NBT, something he seems gifted at. Ray Lynch music is unique, plain and simple. You won't find it sounding like anything else though if you enjoy Jarre, Oldfield or Tangerine Dream, you'll be pleased. I particularly like Lynch's clever and melodic use of electronic sequences and NBT surprised me with beautiful and more complex rhythms in this regard. If you enjoy clean, crisp sound and a soundstage extending beyond your speakers, this CD will delight you too, not to mention solid deep bass notes that at higher volumes might challenge even the best loudspeakers. Like Deep Breakfast, sound quality is impeccable, if not more dynamic and translucent. I found myself getting lost in this new and wonderful collection of songs, forgetting all else as the Mr. Lynch takes me on another soothing and relaxing musical journey. The tunes are playful (Homeward At Last & No Blue Thing), spiritual, (Drifted In A Deeper Land,) and often inspiring and uplifting, (The True Spirit Of Mom & Dad.) He once again proves he is a master craftsman at integrating traditional and electronic instruments, however the music on NBT is more polished and confident, suggesting that he continues to mature as a composer and musician. NBT is a splendid follow-up to Deep Breakfast, and will delight nearly all music lovers. Listen to the samples and order this CD - you won't be disappointed! HH"
Probably My Favorite
David B. Thompson | Carson City, Nevada USA | 12/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No Blue Thing is probably my favorite Ray Lynch recording. I have several of his recordings and owned them for a number of years. I first heard Ray Lynch many years ago on an public radio station. Celestial Popcorn received some air time and the two occurrences were enough to attract a buy from me.
My kids went to sleep to his music for years. Now I do.
These are open, airy tunes that play well several times. Lynch's music makes for good background music when I'm working or trying to focus on other things. It doesn't impose itself on my psyche, but is there with its calming sound and interesting point and counterpoint."
Stephen T. Wilson | Cottonwood, AZ USA | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter, Kim turned me on to Ray Lynch and his unique music in the late eighties. 'No Blue Thing' was the first of his albums I bought, and remains one of my favorites today. The title song never fails to set my toes a-tappin' to its happy, lilting beat, and that is merely the beginning. 'Homeward At Last' continues the free spirited tempo as 'Blue', while 'Here and Never Found' is almost symphonic in its mood. As with many of Mr. Lynch's compositions, those on this album are creatively crafted, ever changing and at times, unexpected. The listener is held in a state of anticipation, never sure what lies around the next corner but always pleasantly surprised. The album concludes with 'The True Spirit of Mom and Dad', a satisfying blend of quiet grandeur and playfully echoing strains all pulled together in a pleasing climax. Give your ears and soul a treat-buy this album."